ST. LOUIS – For its work in supporting a vocational training program, Vantage Credit Union, along with six other financial institutions will be honored by the city’s major and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Sept. 9 The $457 million Vantage along with U.S. Bank, First Bank, Southwest Bank, Union Planters Bank, and National City will be recognized at a Sept. 9 event by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Matthew Ashby from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for its work with TelTemps Training Resources Inc., a nonprofit vocational career school that prepares students for the financial services industry. Those who participate in TelTemps can work towards a bank teller basic skills or financial service representative certificate as well as receive assistance from the school with job placement. Corporate partners can underwrite students’ training costs, donate equipment and materials and provide speakers and mentors to discuss the field with students, according to TelTemps. In return, they receive trained, pre-screened job candidates, tax deductions for tangible contributions, federal tax credits and Community Reinvestment Act credit.

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